Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Thank You Card for Soap Making Teacher

What with rushing to finish the recycled mini-album in time and then being pretty exhausted, I wasn’t sure I’d have the energy or inclination to make a card but I really felt I should do it, because our teacher (who also taught the felt-making class) is so lovely, and gives so much during the classes, and I’d feel a right weed if I didn’t apply myself!

This card is a lot less complicated than the one I made for her for the felt course – you can see it here – but time and energy haven’t allowed me anything more ambitious.

I decided to make this more of a fun card. I began by photographing one of the plastic ducks from my hubby’s bath, and downloaded an image of a bar of soap. I cut these out and stuck them together with regular matt gel medium, after adding a bit of a shadow with some Pumice Stone distress ink under the duck.

01 Image Cut-Outs

I created a background from a piece of scrap card, distressing the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink and adding some shadow where the images would be applied, with the same distress ink. I used Ryn’s water droplets stamp with cobalt archival ink and added a tiny dot with my white marker pen on each droplet’s catchlight. I always do this with this stamp, because it makes the droplets really stand out.

02 Stamping the Background

I added some more distressing to the background, using Faded Jeans distress ink, and stuck the images down with regular matt gel medium.

03 Inked Background and Images Applied

To add a more sudsy effect around the soap at the bottom of the card, I laid down some glass bead gel medium with a palette knife.

04 Glass Bead Gel Medium Applied

A detail of the glass bead gel medium. Where it is showing white in the photo, it will be clear once it is dry.

05 Detail of Glass Bead Gel Medium

I matted the card onto a piece of scrap yellow card using my ATG glue tape gun.

06 Matting and Layering

Finally, I lightly inked the base card with some Stormy Sky distress ink, and layered the card topper onto this.

07 Matted onto Inked Base Card

The finished card.

08 Finished Card

Now I have to make an envelope for this custom-sized card, using my new Envelope Punch Board. I recently discovered a brilliant online tool for making envelopes of any size not listed on the chart that comes with the board.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Shoshi, so nice to hear from you again :) I hope you are doing well? I've been busy, but I can't complain. I'm happy to be working on my business. Love what you made for your teacher. A very fitting image - and cute too! If you want to add it to my customer creation challenge you are most welcome to. Here's the link: http://designsbyryn.blogspot.ca/2014/12/december-customer-creation-challenge.html I have a permanent home for it now on my blog. The first of each month I randomly pick a winner to receive a free stamp. Sending all my best for the holiday season!!! Hugs from Canada :) Ryn

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